Britain, Germany and the Netherlands urged their citizens Thursday to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.What happened, did they let the movie maker out of jail? Oh hell, WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?
President Obama on 3/28/11:
At this point, the United States and the world faced a choice. Gaddafi declared that he would show “no mercy” to his own people. He compared them to rats, and threatened to go door to door to inflict punishment. In the past, we had seen him hang civilians in the streets, and kill over a thousand people in a single day. Now, we saw regime forces on the outskirts of the city. We knew that if we waited one more day, Benghazi – a city nearly the size of Charlotte – could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world. It was not in our national interest to let that happen. I refused to let that happen.So what did we get for saving Benghazi? A dead ambassador and three other Americans, black AQ flags being raised in the streets, warnings for westerners to leave the area or perhaps be slaughtered in a terror attack. Surely there's a smart power explanation for this somewhere.